Meaning of AMPERE in English


Pronunciation: ' am- ˌ pir also - ˌ per

Function: noun

Etymology: André-Marie Ampère

Date: 1881

1 : the practical meter-kilogram-second unit of electric current that is equivalent to a flow of one coulomb per second or to the steady current produced by one volt applied across a resistance of one ohm

2 : the base unit of electric current in the International System of Units that is equal to a constant current which when maintained in two straight parallel conductors of infinite length and negligible circular sections one meter apart in a vacuum produces between the conductors a force equal to 2 × 10 -7 newton per meter of length

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